PDS and RTI International Collaboration

With funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Project Data Sphere® (PDS) and RTI International have collaborated to enhance the analytical utility of selected data sets hosted on the PDS platform. Based on Patient Reported Outcomes data , RTI identified likely corresponding socio-demographic, access, health, and healthcare related variables.  These variables include:

  • Socio-demographic factors: Age, race/ethnicity, sex, marital status, employment status, education level, income level
  • Access related factors: Insurance coverage, ability to obtain necessary medical care
  • Health related: Health status, work limitations, smoker status
  • Healthcare related: Office based physician visits, in-patient stays, ER visits, Rx purchases, total expenditures

You may view background information about each data set without logging in; to view and download the dataset you must login or apply for access to the platform. Supporting documents with additional information have been provided for each data set.